Milwaukee Rampage Sporting Chance Non Profit

The 1996 Season
Coach Bob Gansler

  1. 19-5
    Record
  2. 50 Points 21 Goals 8 Assists
    Leading Scorer - Dan Stebbins
  3. 21
    Most Goals - Dan Stebbins
  4. 9
    Most Assists - Jon Szczepanski
  5. 17-5 .078 GAA 11 Shutouts
    Top Goalkeeper - Carmine Isacco
Former U.S. National Team head coach Bob Gansler takes over as coach, when Cacho Cordoba accepts an assistant coaching position with the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer...Neenah native Kris Kelderman and former teammates Brian McBride and Tony Sanneh also sign contracts for MLS's inaugural season.  Kelderman and Sanneh would end up playing together with D.C. United, who wins the first MLS championship.  McBride instantly becomes an all-star player for the Columbus Crew...Former University of Wisconsin standout players Travis Roy and Mike Gentile sign with the Rampage, as well as former Canadian National Team goalkeeper, Carmine Isacco, and defender Casey Sweeney.  All four players have superb first seasons in Milwaukee, while helping lead the team to the most wins in a single season (19)...The Rampage opens the season with five straight wins, but then loses two straight games for the first time in team history.  The team rebounds and wins 13 of its next 14 games en route to its first outright division championship...Once again, however, the team meets the Minnesota Thunder in the divisional playoff final.  The Rampage would drop a 3-1 decision to the Thunder in Game 1 of the series in Minnesota, before returning home to finish the series.  Goalkeeper Carmine Isacco shuts down the Thunder attack in Game 2, as Milwaukee blanks the Thunder. 2-0.  Minnesota rallies in the "mini-game", however, and ends the Rampage's season with a 1-0 victory...The Rampage begins playing its home games on the new stadium field at Uihlein Soccer Park this season.